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Jan 7, 2022

Plan to crack open more books in 2022? Check out what our Europe experts are reading.

By Atlantic Council’s Europe Center

One of the ways the experts at the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center passed the second full year of the pandemic was by reading everything from politics, philosophy, and history to biography and, of course, fiction. Here are their favorite and often surprising top picks.

Central Europe Eastern Europe

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Dec 14, 2021

Developing the EU’s industrial strategic capacity under rising geopolitical tensions

On December 14th, the EU Commission’s Representation in Sweden and the Atlantic Council’s Northern Europe Office held the event “Developing the EU’s industrial strategic capacity under growing geopolitical tensions.”  Speakers included:  Björn Fägersten, Swedish Institute of International Afairs (UI) Charlotte Andersdotter, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise Ulf Pehrsson, Ericsson Per Altenberg, Swedish National Board of Trade  […]

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

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Nov 16, 2021

Webinar: The Russian Federation- Challenges and Trends Impacting Central and Northern European Security

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Stockholm, together with the Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office, organised a timely webinar on November 16th. Taking place as the border crises between Poland and Belarus escalated, the webinar’s main goal was to discuss the security outlook for Central and […]

Belarus Central Europe


Nov 1, 2021

Brzezinski testifies to US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Black Sea security

By Ian Brzezinski

Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Ian Brzezinski testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a US strategy for security in the Black Sea region.

Arms Control Defense Policy

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Feb 12, 2021

European leadership: Transatlantic relations and the future of Belarus

The Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office organized a webinar on the topic of ”European Leadership: Transatlantic relations and the Future of Belarus”.

Belarus Coronavirus

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Jun 16, 2020

European Leadership and the Corona Crisis: Geopolitical Effects on Northern Europe

On June 15, 2020, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Nordic Office, organized a seminar on the topic of ”European Leadership and the Corona Crisis: Geopolitical Effects on Northern Europe”. The public seminar was attended by experts from all around Europe, representing parliaments, governmental institutions, political parties, think-tanks and […]

Coronavirus Europe & Eurasia

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May 29, 2020

Evolving through crisis: European leadership in the light of COVID-19

By Elin Schiffer

The Atlantic Council’s Northern Europe office convened a seminar on lessons learned from the early phases of the pandemic for European and transatlantic leadership.

Coronavirus Economy & Business

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Apr 8, 2020

“We must unite our forces and stick to our fundamental values” during coronavirus crisis, EU commissioner says.

By Paul Cormarie

“The European Commission has acted faster and stronger than anyone expected,” on coronavirus, according to European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson.

Coronavirus Digital Policy

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Dec 6, 2019

Digital Policy Simulation – Paris, Berlin

On Tuesday, November 19, the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative organized a running of its Digital Policy simulation in Paris. This was co-organized with the Institut Montaigne, and hosted at Linedata Services. Institut Montaigne recruited about 20 players, a mix of tech and cybersecurity experts and national security analysts. On Thursday, November 21, the […]

Digital Policy European Union

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Oct 18, 2019

A Conversation about the Transatlantic Relationship and Foreign Policy Tools with French MP Roland Lescure

By Global Business & Economics Program

On October 18, 2019, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program and Future Europe Initiative hosted a roundtable conversation with Roland Lescure, Chair of the Economic Affairs Committee in the French parliament and representative for the French living in North America. The discussion focused on the transatlantic economic relationship and future growth prospects for […]

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

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Oct 8, 2019

Securing Northern Europe

On September 20, 2019, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe organized a seminar highlighting the launch of a new issue brief titled ‘Securing Northern Europe: Toward A Comprehensive Approach’. Director for Northern Europe Anna Wieslander and Project Assistant Elin Schiffer presented the report for an audience consisting of invited members of parliament, civil servants, foreign diplomats […]

Northern Europe

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Mar 28, 2019

Seminar on fighting disinformation by democratic means

By Atlantic Council

The seminar brought together journalists, academic experts, civil society and representatives of government and organizations to discuss the challenge presented by disinformation and different ways to improve resilience ahead of a string of elections in Europe during 2019.

Disinformation Northern Europe

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Feb 19, 2019

Seminar: Disinformation in electoral contexts

By Elin Schiffer

On February 19, 2019, the Atlantic Council in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius organized a seminar on the threats of disinformation in electoral contexts. Information influence campaigns presenting challenges or threats to public elections are an increasing concern in Sweden, Lithuania and the rest of the EU. Sweden and Lithuania, both being […]

Disinformation European Union

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Dec 11, 2018

Conference on the European defense and security dimension in Northern Europe

By Elin Schiffer

On December 11, 2018, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in collaboration with the Latvian Embassy in Sweden, organized a high-level, public international conference on ’The European Defence and Security Dimension in Northern Europe’. The conference brought together policy experts, academic researchers, representatives of government and organizations and media from a significant […]

Defense Policy NATO